Corrections Officer - Experienced (Lateral)
Company: City of Kirkland
Posted on: January 18, 2023
$63,578.84 - $79,373.95 Annually
Police - Corrections
Closing date and time
Perform all Care and Custody functions associated with a detention
facility, to include; transporting inmates to court and regional
jail facilities, assist officers in the field with prisoner
transports, provide security to the Kirkland Municipal Court,
conduct fingerprinting as needed and assist the Kirkland Municipal
Court with probation adherence. Corrections officers are specially
commissioned by the Chief of Police and are required to comply with
all agency policies and able to qualify and maintain the ability to
carry department issued firearms in the course of performing their
job functions.Special Note
This is a continuous recruitment. Applications will be screened as
openings occur and hiring will be staggered throughout the
year.Note: Starting monthly salary is dependent upon relevant
experience for this position. The City of Kirkland also offers an
education and fitness incentive to those employees who qualify.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the Department mission and roles of officers and
- Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and associated
- Knowledge of Department policies and procedures, relevant laws,
and limits of own authority.
- Ability to communicate effectively in all situations, both
verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal effectively with hostile or aggressive persons
and apply physical restraint techniques on persons in custody.
- Ability to obtain accurate, complete, descriptive information
by telephone, and translate information taken into required form
- Ability to relate to community members' needs in a positive
- Skill in noticing important details.
- Skill in operating a computer with associated hardware and
software and maintain appropriate keyboard proficiency.
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be at least
21 years of age. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in
English and have excellent inter-personal skills. Must possess a
valid Washington State Driver's License. Must possess sufficient
strength and physical capacity to perform essential job functions,
including application of physical restraint techniques,
participation in defensive tactics training, and other required
physical activity. Applicant history must be free of adult Felony
arrests. Other history will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and
Abilities Test and have a corrected vision of at least 20/20.All
lateral applicants must possess a valid Corrections certification
from the Washington Basic Academy or other acceptable and qualified
academy certified by the Washington State Law Enforcement Training
Twelve or more months of post Corrections academy experience is
Hours of Work
Must be available to work rotating shifts. Corrections staff
currently work a combination of 8 and 12 hour shifts.Working
Conditions & Physical ActivitiesCorrections Officers schedule
consists of varied shifts to include days, swings, or graveyards.
Work is performed in and around the City of Kirkland Jail, City
vehicles, regional facilities, training scenarios, various courts,
and the greater Puget Sound community. The employee will be
required to wear a uniform, carry weapons and tools associated with
the job function, and maintain the ability to testify with
credibility during legal proceedings.Union Affiliation
The Kirkland Police Guild represents the Corrections Officer -
Experienced position.Selection Process
To apply, complete a short application and attach a short cover
letter that covers: 1) How you heard about this opportunity, 2) Why
you would like to work for the City of Kirkland, and 3) Name of
your corrections academy with dates attended, and your current or
former corrections experience.The selection process will include an
application review, interview process, physical fitness testing.
Successful candidates will undergo a background check. Once a
conditional offer of employment is made, an applicant will have a
medical examination to include a drug screening, a psychological
evaluation, and a Polygraph.AUTHORIZATION FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY
CHECK: Pursuant to RCW 10.97, all finalists for positions are
required to complete an authorization for the City of Kirkland to
conduct a criminal history check. This may include additional
fingerprint-based checks if deemed necessary to obtain the
appropriate clearance for this position. Note: A conviction record
will not necessarily disqualify you for employment unless such a
record would reasonably affect your fitness for the job for which
you have applied.
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